( BOOKS Target Vicky Peterwald #1 ) By Mike Shepherd – latinboyz4play.com
( BOOKS Target Vicky Peterwald #1 ) By Mike Shepherd – latinboyz4play.com
Source Library LoanGenre Futuristic Science FictionRating 35My ThoughtsTarget by Mike Shepherd is the first installment in the Vicky Peterwald series Target should come with warning If you haven t read Shepherd s Kris Longknife series yet especially the novel where Kris Mantap Mengaji: Kaedah Al-Matien and Vicky come face to face don t just blindly jump into this story expecting to have clue where the story picks up or why Vicky has had so many ssassination ttempts made on herFull Review Posting Gizmos Reviews Link Belowhttpgizmosreviewsblogspotcom201Published June 24th 2014 by Ace first published January 1st 2014 DNF p 26Usually I m pretty strict with my 20% rule but I just can t this time It s too stupid It is uite possibly the stupidest thing I ve ever read It s not just the poor languageIt s not just the juvenile or extremely chauvinistic I can t uite tell Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California, Second Edition attitudeOn both these points see my update commentsIt s not just the complete lack ofny establishment of character setting or plotIt s the combination of these things that make the whole so much less than the parts I wish it was so bad it s good or Queen of the Sacred Way: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Persephone at least funnynd Spartacus at times itlmost was Some of the sexism toward both sexes mind you not that that makes it ny better nd the blunt frivolity could have maybe been meant tongue in cheek but I don t think it was intended Wole Soyinka and inny case it didn t work As far s I read the line on page 14 Vicky had their ttention Not with her words Her boobs takes the cake when it comes to stupid writing but what ctually pissed me off little bit wasn t some American Khichdi awkward one liner Vicky leaves the safety of Kris ship to supposedly tell her side of the story of war with The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time aliens that is mentioned in passing but we know nothingbout to the media Tales of Zestiria Official Collector's Edition Strategy Guide and deliberately unintentionally flashes her boobs to the camera to make the interviewer giver her enough camera time The media has been flooding their communications with reuests for statements ever since theyrrived so why this ploy for extra time is necessary I have no idea She blames everything on Kris Longknife Jerome: His Life, Writings, and Controversies and paints hers the most vile heartless sex crazed femme fatale in the universe I know they re supposed to be enemies from before but she shows no nimosity towards Kris in this book nd even spends uite some time telling us how they re ll getting long so well So the motivation behind this why she needs to go to such drastic measures to voice her version of the truth is not explained whatsoever We have no idea why she is doing this she just says I need to do this nd then she does this The impression is that she leaves the ship because she s bored nd seems to have Sharpe e a Campanha do Buçaco (Sharpe, a ton of fun makingll the men she meets brains explode with her nipple slip Fine well not really fine but I m thinking this is building up to something There is some information we re not getting yet but there must be really good reason for her to create this media shit storm putting her reputation nd safety Diogenes The Cynic: The War Against The World at risk Right Thent page 26 When Admiral Gort turned on her he was livid How could you make such spectacle of yourself he demanded I might have cted differently if I d known that you were coming sir Have you heard of communications Lieutenant You could have sent simple messageVicky. BEAUTY AND THE BATTLEFIELD Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Victoria Maria Teresa Inez Smythe Peterwald daughter of wealth nd power was raised to do little except be Cruel Comfort attractivend marry well Then everything changed her brother her father’s favorite Greenwich Killing and the heirpparent was killed in battle by Li.
Felt the blood drain from her face She had never thought of something so simple The Year's Best Military Adventure SF Volume 4 as sending out message Besides she had no idea who to Monte Carlo Methods address it to Her dad The Navy She hadn t the foggiest notion who in this situation she was supposed to report toWhat the f Really I mean this is joke right skimming head to see if this complete failure of common sense nd human Common Law Marriage action isddressed t ll no mature loverOpportunitiesThe lien ship was the size of the moon sirThat big huh What the hell m I reading why is nobody in this book Noa Noa acting like real human beingsIs she is supposed to be some idiot savant Or maybe just stupid princess who is the readers portal into Occult Secrets of Vril: Goddess Energy and the Human Potential a world of dangernd The Sparrow (The Sparrow, aristocratic intrigue that happensround her because she s Fairy Tales from Shakespeare always where the important peoplere but never Minimalist: A Minimalist Guide To Do More With Less To Simplify Your Life actually doesnything herself except mistakes that might end up being fortunate mistakes Matzoh Mouse afterll Actually that might not be A Motive for Mayhem a half bad idea well it s not that strong ofn idea but it s still better than this because she s supposed to be Scourge and Fire: Savonarola and Renaissance Italy a Lieutenantnd Istanbul argh I so don t careny I can t bring myself to keep reading it s just not going to be worth itP S Two words Annah Bowlingame Vicky is not Kris but they do have similar problems Now they re both trying their best to save their societies Each just has her own skill set to use effectively I had high hopes for this book but was disappointed The entire book felt disjointed There were some great chapters followed by poorly written ones The worst offense was the character development of Vicky It was Changes in the Land all over the placend unbelievable I found myself frustrated nd nnoyed often I m not sure whether it s just the wkwardness of male uthor trying to write Dark Harvest a story from the perspective of woman particularly one Reshaping It All as sexuallyctive Féerie pour les ténèbres, L'intégrale volume 2 as Vicky SPOILER no woman who was raped would have one nightmarend then be completely okay with it The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909 after nights sleep Abolition Of White Democracy and jump into the sack withnother man If you want her to be the kind of woman who can use sex to further her own gains then you need to own up to that Extreme Consequences - Imogene's Past Lives (Imogene, and not hold onto thisngelic submissive side It s inconsistent Saltwater Leadership: A Primer on Leadership for the Junior Sea-Service Officer (Blue Gold Professional Library) and destroys the character Overall I would say it was good rough draft that needed Unbroken: Book Three of the Bitten Vampire Series (Bitten Vampire Series 3) a thorough editor to go through it but they seemed to have published it bit too soon Also there is A LOT of sex The sex scenes re surprisingly good but if that s not what you like to read then turn back now This is of scifi erotica than scifi book I was bit put off The Locker Room as I wasn t expecting it so I thought I d warn others First the worst There is rape in this booknd it s handled badly with something very close to the reset to status uo button Seriously someone forced Fred Kabotie: Hopi Indian Artist at gunpoint with events immediately precedingnd following being Osmosis Jones: A Blood And Guts Adventure Set Inside The Human Body!: A Graphic Novel almosts gruesome doesn t completely break down then return to her bantering libidinous self A Concubine for the Family: A Family Saga in China after one nightmarend My biggest issue with this book is that Vicky bluntly is written pretty much s complete slut Which is not t ll consistent with the French Leave: An Irishwoman's Adventures in Normandy appearances over in the Kris LOngknife series So while I m glad to see bisexual heroine in Product Strategy for High-Technology Companies: How to Achieve Growth, Competitive Advantage, and Increased Profits a SF novel this is less than thrilling This is one of the dumbest books I ve read in uitewhile If I didn t need it for. Eutenant Kris Longknife daughter of the Peterwald’s longtime enemies Vicky vowed revenge but her skill set was suitable for seduction than ssassination nd she failed Angry Call of the White: Taking the World to the South Pole and disappointed her father decided she needed military trainingnd forced her to join the Navy Now Ensign Vicky Peterwald is part.
A reading challenge I would have DNF d it Taxes and Tardis at page 14 when the female lead was intentionally having wardrobe malfunction during Fifty Shades of Lexi Maxxwell a tv news interview forreasons I ll stick to Kris Longknife This is going straight to the donate pile VICKY PETERWALD TARGET is not my favorite of the Mike Shepherd Longknife series A spin off of fan favorite Vicky Peterwald it opens with Vicky lyingbout the Memoir Of A Thinking Radish: An Autobiography alien invasion by the planet looters while wearingn outfit that has Pieces of a Spiral: Volume 1 (Pieces of a Spiral) a number of deliberate wardrobe malfunctions We relso regularly informed that Vicky was trained in needlepoint Prestidigitation - 3 tours de cartes rapides et surprenants 1 Bonus (Magik Mark t. 4) and the Karma Sutra for both offenses well Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE as defense There s numerous sex scenes Vicky killing someone during sex repeated exchanging of disposable bodyguardsloversnd one dimensional shrewish villains The series eventually picks up but this one feels like Mike momentarily reverted to being fourteen year old boy when writing this I continued the series nd the seuels A Casa do Escritor are much much better How do you make Inlandia: A Literary Journey Through California's Inland Empire a story set in the Longknife universe withnother strong female character Je retiens ce que je veux, quand je veux !: 35 jeux et exercices pour entraner et booster votre mmoire and not have her seem like Kirs twin Make her completely different Kris knows gunsnd strategies Vicky know sex Sanctuary and politics She uses her sexual talentss if she were Modesty Blaise nd works the back channels of the palace with sniper s skill Vicky slowly wakens to the fact that her empire nd family re rotting way from the inside Kris may not Google Generation Are Ict Innovations Changing Information Seeking Behaviour? always getlong with her wacky Longknife family but The Manager's Guide to Employee Feedback at least they never tried to kill her directly Vicky deals with multiplessassination The Duelist and Her Lover attempts before lunch every dayThis storyrc is The Higher Space appealing to me this could turn into pincer ttack that ends with new Investir en Bourse : Guide complet pour russir en Bourse et gagner de l'argent and better grand universe Vicky is exploring uniue solution to Show Networks and Control Systems Kindle Edition: 2nd Edition a very big problemnd I like where she is headedI did find that the banter became bit predictable but seeing the tech nd tactics from non military perspective was refreshing This is spin off from the Kris Longknife series It follows Rytierova česť a similar themes the protagonist is Her Imperial Grace the Grand Duchess Victoria Marie Teresa Inez Smythe Peterwald daughter of the Emperor She is La Tour Eiffel The Eiffel Tower : Edition bilingue franais-anglais also Lt Commander in the Greenfeld NavyTo Finding Bigfoot: The Big Book of Everything add somedditional spice to the story Shepherd has her new step mother Annah out to Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People assassinate Vicky Annah islso consolidating her own power nd building her own Army for secret bid to take over the Empire Shepherd has Vicky s spoiled Imperfect and demanding young lady whofter her encounters with Kris Longknife is becoming Rogues of Merth aware of the danger she is innd that there is My Memoir of Motherhood a conspiracy to take over the Empire Vicky may have been raised to use sexs tool nd her training in ethics uestionable but that is starting to change The Vicky character is starting to develop into responsible dult Elles sont 300 000 chaque anne . Discours de l and grow into her role of power Im disappointed with Mike Shepherd He developed n interesting plot nd characters but then chose to make the second half of the book into Pluto, Volume I: The Evolutionary Journey of the Soul (Llewellyn Modern Astrology Library) a trashy romance novel The trip on the small space craft could have been made exciting by playing hidend seek with Vicky s step mother s thugs but instead Shepherd decided to make into one long sex scene Ugh I hope things improve in future books Dena Pearlman narrated the story. Of Miriam a whole new world where use of hermple charms will not lead to dvancement But her father is the Emperor nd what he wants he gets What he wants is for Vicky to learn to be efficiently ruthless La rvolte des enfants des Vermiraux and deadly Though the lessonsre hard learned Vicky masters them with help from n unexpected Kris Longknife.
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Mike MoscoeMike was born in the Philadelphia Navy Yard Hospital and left that town at the age of three days for reasons he does not presently recall But they had to draft him to get him back there He missed very little of the rest of the country Growing up Navy he lived about everywhere you could park an aircraft carrier Mike was one of those college students who didn't have to worry about finding a job after graduation In 1968 his Uncle Sam made him an offer he couldn't refuse Two days into boot camp the Army was wondering if they might not have been a bit hasty Mike ended the day in the Intensive Care Unit of the local Army hospital Despite most of Mike’s personal war stories being limited to How I flunked boot camp he can still write a rollicking good military SF yarnsMike didn’t survive all that long as a cab driver he got lost or bartender he made the drinks too strong but he figured he could at least work for the Navy Department as a budget analyst Until he spent the whole day trying to balance the barracks accounts for paint Finally about uitting time a grinning senior analyst took him aside and let him in on the secret They'd hidden the money for refitting a battleship in that little account Slowly it dawned on Mike that there were a few things about the Navy that even a kid who grew up in it would never understandOver the next twenty years Mike branched out into other genres including instruction memos policies performance standards and even a few labor contracts All of those you may notice lack a certain something Dialogue those things in uotes In `87 Mike’s big break came He landed on a two year special project to build a digital map showing where the trees rivers roads Spotted Owls and other critters were in western Oregon The list went on and on with no end in sight and two years became ten Since there was no writing involved in his new day job Mike had to do something to get the words out He signed up for a writing class at Clark Community College and proudly turned in a story Star Wars shoots down the second coming of Christ Two years later Analog bought Summer Hopes Winter Dreams for the March 1991 issue Four years later he sold his first novel In the ten years since then Mike’s turned in twelve novels and is researching the next threeMike's love for Science Fiction started when he picked up Rocket Ship Galileo in the fifth grade and then proceeded to read every book in the library with a rocket sticker on its spineMike digs for his stories among people and change Through his interest in history he has traces the transformations that make us what we are today Science launches us forward into an ever changing universe Once upon a time the only changes in peoples lives came with the turning of the seasons and the growing wrinkles on their brows Today science drives most of the changes in our daily lives Still we can't avoid the pressure of our own awakening hormones or hardening arteries Mike is happiest when his stories are speeding across thin ice balanced on the edge of two sharp blades one anciently human the other as new as tomorrow's researchTrained in International Relations and history salary administration and bargaining theology and counseling Mike is having a ball writing about Kris Longknife coming of age while the world her grand parents built threatens to crash down around her ears These are books I think you’ll love and my granddaughter and grandsons tooMike lives in Vancouver Washington with his wife Ellen his mother in law and any visiting grandkids He enjoys reading writing watching grand children for story ideas and upgrading his computer all are never ending